Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Pentax / Samsung dSLR, K Mount Mirrorless

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old May 21, 2010, 8:33 PM   #31
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 166
Default

@hards... Nice shot, and new creature to me
Chesslanka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2010, 9:48 PM   #32
Senior Member
 
mtngal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Frazier Park, CA
Posts: 16,052
Default

Dustin - those are wonderful shots, the first one really outstanding. You seem to be making good use of the Viv, isn't it a treat for a lens? Looks like it doesn't matter which mount it's made with - it's still a nice lens.

thedoctor - your insect is definitely odd looking. Well done!
mtngal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 21, 2010, 11:31 PM   #33
Super Moderator
 
Hards80's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Cleveland, OH
Posts: 9,046
Default

thank you all for the kind words. yes the viv is really a treat of a macro lens. i am really enjoying it, the focus on it well dampened and has a very nice feel to it. works nicely with the magnified focal point on the epl1.

it was a treat to have an excuse to share some photos with your great Pentax community here. I often visit to comment on all your photos, but not shooting Pentax myself never really have a chance to give back.
__________________
MyFlickr
Hards80 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2010, 12:32 PM   #34
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hards80 View Post
it was a treat to have an excuse to share some photos with your great Pentax community here. I often visit to comment on all your photos, but not shooting Pentax myself never really have a chance to give back.
Since you have been a regular visitor and participant, I think we can grudgingly make an exception for you, especially since you have such nice images to contribute. We may make a Pentaxian of you yet, but until then, you can consider yourself an honorary one!!
__________________
.
.
If life brings you lemons, you can make lemonade.

Last edited by penolta; May 22, 2010 at 12:35 PM.
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2010, 10:29 PM   #35
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 166
Default

http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...-mount-us.html

Hmm...a good buy?
Chesslanka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 22, 2010, 10:44 PM   #36
Senior Member
 
shoturtle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Frankfurt AM
Posts: 11,348
Default

That is one heck of a lens, well compare that Hards great buy which is hard to beat. That is the going price for that lens. Here are some samples of that lens.

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/ol...5mm-2-5-a.html
__________________
Super Frequent Flyer, no joke. Ex Patriot and loving it.
Canon Eos 60D, T1i/500D, Eos1, Eos 630, Olympus EPL-1, and a part time Pentax K-X shooter.
shoturtle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 5:01 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
jachol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW. England
Posts: 1,201
Default

Hi Folks,
I've been wanting to contribute to this thread ever since it first appeared, unfortunately my mobility has been and still is severely limited by an attack of scatica, improvement is very slow, but yesterday I made the effort, and managed a couple of shots (out of several) I thought I could post. I don't consider that they come close to other excellent submissions posted ... they're the best I can manage at present time.
My understanding of macro has always been, an image of life size 1:1 or greater, say 10:1, I know my shots are outside that range ... no better than 1:3 (1/3 life size) at best. Surprisingly the lens used I don't believe I ever tried in macro mode before, I'm pleased with the results, and will try out it's possibilities further.
OK shot with the K100D with a Tamron SP 28 - 80 f3.5 - 4.2 handheld using focus trap technique, I was surprised and pleased to note that it was triggering the shutter readily at f11 ( most lenses I find get iffy around f8)
The subjects BTW are all I could find in the limited range of my garden. ... Jack
Attached Images
  
jachol is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 7:26 AM   #38
Senior Member
 
penolta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: California USA
Posts: 5,206
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jachol View Post
Hi Folks,
My understanding of macro has always been, an image of life size 1:1 or greater, say 10:1, I know my shots are outside that range ... no better than 1:3 (1/3 life size) at best. Jack
Technically, you are (or were) correct, but English is a steadily evolving language (not always for the best, either). Perhaps due to the mislabeling by manufacturers of lenses with only close-up ability as "macro", the concept has been expanded in common usage to 1:3, 1:5, or even beyond. Most books on macrophotography have followed suit. On the other end, where macrophotography becomes photomicrography (microscopy) has never been clearly defined.

Glad you are starting to feel better. As a long time back sufferer, I feel your pain. Take it easy and don't push it - allow the spasms to relax and you will get over it, albeit slowly.
__________________
.
.
If life brings you lemons, you can make lemonade.
penolta is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 9:12 AM   #39
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 166
Default

@jack

you nailed the second one to perfection ... Hope you heal fast, so you can have more outings for photography
Chesslanka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 23, 2010, 9:18 AM   #40
Senior Member
 
jachol's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW. England
Posts: 1,201
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by penolta View Post

Glad you are starting to feel better. As a long time back sufferer, I feel your pain. Take it easy and don't push it - allow the spasms to relax and you will get over it, albeit slowly.
Amen to that Penolta, I'm truly sorry to hear of another sufferer, it's not something I'd wish on anyone else. I seem to spend a lot of my life on my back these days doing some exercise or other, either to relieve pain, or to strengthen the core muscles to give better spinal support.
Thanks for the comments on macro ... I had noted the trend to relax the definitions of such, and as you say manufacturers have a lot to do with this trend, and even the cheapest P&S model have a macro mode, good or bad it's a selling point they'll push. ... Jack
jachol is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 7:57 PM.